Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When Content and Delivery Don't Match: Speaking Lesson from the High Line

In the Digital Empathy, an art installation by Julianne Swartz, on display at the High Line park in NYC, listeners hear loving messages in computer-generated voices.

 The effect is supposed to create a dissonance between the warmth of the content and the coldness of the speaker. While this makes for an interesting and provocative art installation, it is exactly the opposite of what you should do as a speaker.

 From the Green Room: If you want your presentation to be both understood and remembered, make sure your delivery is in sync with your content.

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